Set out below are some resources that may be of assistance to you if DLS is unable to assist.
Read your Student Handbook or Academic Calendar for details on petition and appeal procedures, deadlines, and relevant contact persons.
Free Academic Advocacy Support
For initiating a petition, the following organizations can provide general advice and support:
- Graduate Students’ Union’s Academic Advocacy Support
- Scarborough Students’ Union’s Academic Advocacy Support
- Mississauga Students’ Union’s Academic Advocacy Support
- Part Time Students’ Union’s Academic Advocacy Support
Contact your campus’ Ombudsperson, who can provide confidential advice, coaching and referrals to other resources.
Free Legal Advice
- Law Society Referral Service Operated by the Law Society of Ontario, this online referral service matches people with lawyers and paralegals who may be able to assist them. The initial 30-minute consultation is free.
Human Rights Legal Advice
If you have been denied an accommodation for a disability, you may want to consider a human rights application.
These organizations assist with matters before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario:
- ARCH Disability Law is a legal clinic which can only provide you with summary advice about your human rights under the law.
- Human Rights Legal Support Centre may provide advice or represent you after you have filed an application with the Human Rights Tribunal.
Mental Health Resources
If you are feeling overwhelmed or distressed and looking for support, consider contacting the following: